Obituaries for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Van Martinez Ruaboro

Van Martinez Ruaboro, 80, of Kilauea, passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on Sept. 13, 2019. He was born on March 22, 1939, in Kilauea, and retired from Hanalei Bay Resort as a ground maintenance personal.

Preceded in death by his parents Victorio Ruaboro and Salome Martinez Ruaboro; brothers, Ricardo Ruaboro, Javis Ruaboro, Genciano Ruaboro.

Van is survived by his wife of 50 years Amelia Ruaboro of Kilauea; son Melvan Ruaboro of Oahu; 3 grandsons, Stephvan Ruaboro, Nathan Ruaboro, Victorio Ruaboro, all of Oahu; brother Feliciano (Pilar) Ruaboro of Kilauea; sister Carmen (Jaime) Jimenez of Kilauea; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Gerard Kanani Hulama, Sr.

Gerard Kanani Hulama, Sr. passed away in Lihue on Oct. 11, 2019, at the age of 66. He was born on Jan. 17, 1953, in Hilo. He was a carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his father Henry Konakakino Hulama, Sr.; mother Annie Laurie Hulama; brother Henry Konakakino Hulama Jr.; nephews, Kalani Hulama, Stanford Hula, Jr.; grandson Brayden Hulama.

He is survived by his wife Nova Dale Vea Hulama; sons, Gerard K. Hulama, Jr. of Kauai, Sammy Morrentino (Hanai-son) of Kauai; daughters, Gerri-Lu (Shane) Waikiki-Madeyski of Big Island, Cynthia Hulama of Kauai, Raynette (Keith) Yamamoto of Kauai, Tasha (Warren) Tavares (daughter-in-law) of Kauai; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Mike (Kaoi) Hulama of Oahu, Jesse (Debbie) Hulama, Sr. of Big Island, Stanford (Linda) Hulama, Sr. of Big Island; sisters, Rowena (Ronald Silva) of Big Island, Joanne Hulama of Big Island, Faye Williams of Big Island; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Nov. 23, 2019, at Old Koloa Church, 3269 Poipu Rd. with visitation from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Celebration of Life begins at 10:30 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Betty K. Yamamoto

Betty K. Yamamoto, 92, formerly of Lihue, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter in San Jose, California on Aug. 29, 2019. She was born in Koloa, on April 7, 1927, and retired as a clerk typist for the State of Hawaii.

She was preceded in death by her parents Seiroku and Rii Ebata; husband Kazuo Yamamoto; siblings, Shizuko Okuda, Burt Ebata, Kii Honda, Ted Ebata, Asao Ebata.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Gay (Wayne) Imaino, Karen (Eric) Kubota; son Keith (Stacey) Yamamoto; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Kimi Odo, Dale Yamanaka; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Lihue Christian Church, with visitation at 4 p.m. followed by service at 5 p.m. Family requests no flowers.

Eusebio Teirra Gasmen

Eusebio Teirra Gasmen, 90, of Kapaa, passed away at home on Oct. 19, 2019. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines on April 17, 1929, and retired as an Irrigator with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

Preceded in death by his wife Francisca Gasmen; sons, Constante and Mario Gasmen; 8 siblings.

Eusebio is survived by his 7 children, Rogelio (Leonida) Gasmen of Oahu, Rudolfo (Regina) Gasmen of Oahu, Samuel (Vangie) Gasmen of Oahu, Rizalde (Marilou) Gasmen of Oahu, Evelyn (Ricky) Cunanan of Oahu, Lisa Gasmen of Kauai, Kimo (Emily) Gasmen of Oahu; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother Baltazar Gasmen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8 a.m., rosary and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Laurelio “’Larry’ Ballesteros

Laurelio “Larry” Ballesteros, 92, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 27, 2019. He was born in Kahuku, Oahu on Feb. 11, 1927.

He is preceded in death by his wife Paula Ballesteros; parents Cayetano and Pilar Ballesteros; brothers, Alfredo and Florencio; daughter Cheryl Delos Santos.

Larry is survived by his brother Antonio Ballesteros; sister Consorcia Melchor; sons, Rudy (Betty) Ballesteros, Dennis (Pat) Pascual; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens along with a reception back at the church.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert Lawrence Bentley

Robert Lawrence Bentley, 67, of Lihue, fell asleep in death on Oct. 5, 2019, at Cebu North General Hospital in the Philippines. He was born on Oct. 13, 1951, in Wakefield, Rhode Island. He was a retired General Contractor of Us Guys Builders and BZ Building.

He is survived by his daughter Christina (Donivan) Konno of Lihue; son Brian J. Bentley of Kapaa; sisters, Bonnie (Linda) Bentley, Elizabeth Bentley, both of Grand Terrace, CA; grandsons, Ethan, Makoa and Landon Konno; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Osborne Bentley in Dec. 1990, Beverly Elsie Bentley in July 2010.

Memorial Services on Saturday Nov. 9, 2019, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, 10 a.m. visitation and service at 11 a.m. Family request casual attire and please omit flowers. Private scattering of ashes at a later date.

Godofredo Partible Nerida

Godofredo Partible Nerida passed away on Oct. 27, 2019. He was born on Jan. 14, 1947, and worked for Kauai Nursery.

He is preceded in death by his parents Victorio Nerida and Elena Nerida; sisters, Maria P. Nerida, Theresa P. Nerida both of the Philippines.

He is survived by his partner Florentina Embernate; son Alfred Nerida; step-sons, Samuel Negrillo, Randy Negrillo of Lihue; step-daughter Julie Pearl Embernate of Lihue; brothers, Jose P. (Sopet) Nerida of the Philippines, Benjamin P. (Claring) Nerida of California, Roldolfo P. (Maria) Nerida of the Philippines, Felix P. (Flory) Nerida; sisters, Zemaida P. (Lindo) Nerida, Erlinda P. (Reynato) Nerida all of the Philippines; cousins, Adelina (Ricardo) Navor, Soledad (Ben) Negrillo both of Kauai; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Nov. 13, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with visitation from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Maxima B. Jardin

Maxima B. Jardin passed away on Oct. 24, 2019, at the age of 74 at Queen’s Hospital. She was born on Oct. 1, 1945, in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. She retired from Sheraton Hotel Housekeeping.

She is preceded in death by his parents Mariano Bajit and Tomasa Osias Bajit.

She is survived by her husband Rolando A. Jardin; son Neal (Mylene) Jardin of Kekaha; daughter Loretta (David) Casarez Ewa Beach; granddaughters, Makaylin Jardin, Malyssalin Jardin and Meigan Jardin; grandsons, Dylan Casarez, Aidan Casarez, Bryce Casarez and Cody Casarez; brothers, Leonides (Juliet) Bajit of Lihue, Melchor (Milagros) Bajit of Eleele; sisters, Antonia Bajit of Kalaheo, Olivia (Pablo) Antolin of Kalaheo, Teresita Bajit of Waipahu; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Holy Cross Church with visitation from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. and Mass from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Florentina ‘Tina’ Dugay Acob

Florentina “Tina” Dugay Acob, 74, of Kilauea, passed away at home on Oct. 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Nov. 16, 1944, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines and was a retired housekeeper at The Cliffs at Princeville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Pedro Acob; parents Tomas and Cecilia Dugay; brothers, Rizalino Dugay, Pedro Dugay, Alejandro Dugay; sister Maria Dugay Baxa.

Tina is survived by her daughters, Catherine “Kehau” (Rodney Woodward) Acob, Michelle (Joshua) Acob-Apana, Jacqueline (Jose) Lopez; sons, Edward (Maria) Acob, John-Pierre (Sonrisa Stepath) Acob all of Kauai; aunt Isabel Luluquisen of California; sisters, Salvacion Bolo, Jesusa Cadelinia both of Philippines, Bernarda Dugay, Nenita Bergonia, Ardelina Constantino all of Kauai; brother Emil (Lilia) Dugay of California; grandchildren, Rachel “Momo” (Elele) DeMello, Kawaiolu Apana, Makaio Apana, Luis Lopez, Graciela Lopez, Cecilia Acob, Alexander Acob, Mark Rodriguez, CJ Rodriguez; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, Kilauea. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Japanese Kilauea Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Dan Oshiro

Dan Oshiro, 53, of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Kapaa, passed away on July 19, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his dad Katsumi Oshiro; mom Toshie Oshiro.

He is survived by his wife Michelle Oshiro; daughter Paige Oshiro; brothers Roy (Amelia) Oshiro of Hunstville, Alabama, Guy (Sandra) Oshiro of San Diego, California.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Kapaa Jodo Mission. The family suggests casual attire and request flowers be omitted.

Bryan Kazumi Miyake

Sept. 5, 1955 – Oct. 6, 2019

It is with profound and deep sorrow and sadness that the Miyake family announces the untimely death of beloved brother Bryan Miyake on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

He is survived by Steven S Miyake of Berkeley, California, and twins Lynne Miyake and Michael Miyake of Los Angeles.

Bryan was born on Sept. 5, 1955 in Honolulu, then moved at an early age to Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, he moved back to Kauai in 1973 to surf. Following a career at the Kauai Airport as a porter, Bryan followed his dream and launched his own tax preparation and bookkeeping company, Makena Miyake, with Roxanne Makena. Through his hard work, dedication, integrity and honesty he grew his business to serve the tax and bookkeeping needs of thousands of clients.

Growing up in Kauai, Bryan touched and made a difference in the lives of a multitude of people in the community. His charisma, sense of humor, down-to-earth demeanor, and warmth, affected and moved everyone he met. He built a good decent life, and surrounded himself with good decent people. The Kauai Community, and the world, have lost a good man. He will be missed.

Bryan disdained funerals, mourning and eulogies, and preferred to have a grand party in his memory. To honor his memory, the Miyake family invites his friends and family to a Celebration of Bryan’s Life on Nov. 30, 2019, beginning with the scattering of Bryan’s ashes at Poipu Beach Park at noon. Those who wish to paddle out can call Tom Yomen, at 808-482-0453 to coordinate the event. Those who do not wish to paddle out can still participate in the scattering of ashes with Komohana Charter graciously donated by Koa Fuller, at the Kukui’ula Boat Harbor. Limit is 7 people. Please contact Koa to reserve a space at 808-652-8293.

The party will begin at 2 p.m., at Grove Farms, next to the Hookipa Café in Puakea golf course, 4150 Nuhou Street, Lihue. Event will be catered. Casual kine dress okay. Those who attended the earlier scattering ceremony in Waimea are more then welcome to these events as well.

Claire Elizabeth Gilbert

Claire Elizabeth Gilbert, 99, passed away on Oct. 14, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Feb. 1,1920, in Bethlehem, Penn. to Elsie and Harry Diehl.

At the age of 14 Claire traveled alone to California to care for her elderly Aunts and soon made Los Angeles her home. During WWII Claire worked as a riveter at both Lockheed and Air Research in LA. Claire had a lovely voice and often joined groups as a vocalist. She later attended Los Angeles Trade Tech where she earned her ASID certification. Claire opened a number of furniture stores and enjoyed a successful Interior Design business.

In 1980 Claire moved to Kauai to be near her family and began a new career in Real Estate. Here she met and soon married her soul mate, Bob Gilbert, and they enjoyed traveling and working side by side on their Kauai MacNut Farm. In 1992 Hurricane Iniki destroyed their home in Wailua and the couple decided to make a fresh start in Arizona. Claire soon opened her own Real Estate office and became an active member of the Community. After her husband died, Claire returned to Kauai and rebuilt her home, where her sons Jerry and Alan cared for her. She enjoyed decorating her home, gardening and entertaining family and friends.

Claire was preceded in death by her husband Robert Gilbert and her son Jerry Freidinger.

Claire is survived by her son Alan (Terry) Freidinger; granddaughter Brigette O’Shaughnessy; grandson Christopher Freidinger; great granddaughter, Juliette O’Shaughnessy.

A Celebration of Claire’s life will be held at a later date.

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